This major is a program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of Ayurveda, a holistic health care system based on the use of dietary, lifestyle, spiritual, pharmacological, and physical therapies to remove imbalances and restore health as defined in Vedic and other classical Sanskrit authorities in the Indian tradition.
Includes instruction in Sanskrit; history, philosophy, and principles of Ayurveda; Ayurvedic pharmacology; anatomy and physiology; internal medicine; herbology; diagnostic techniques; patient examination and communication; therapeutic modalities; detoxification theory and practice; mind and body behavior modification; Yoga; clinical pediatrics and gynecology; diet therapies; treatment of specific diseases; and professional standards and ethics.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda Major?
If you choose a career as an Ayurveda practitioner, you will use the ancient Indian form of holistic medicine to promote wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. Each patient will be treated differently considering diet, lifestyle, past illness, and behavior.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda Major
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